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National Technical Officer - Training coordinator Naypyidaw

World Health Organization

World Health Organization Naypyidaw Burma

3 months ago


Organizational Setting

Under the overall guidance of WHO Representative to Myanmar, direct supervision of Technical Officer -Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and close coordination with central Expanded Programme on Immunization (cEPI), the National Technical Officer (NTO) will provide technical support to cEPI to manage immunization related trainings in order to achieve regional targets for elimination and eradication of the vaccine preventable diseases (VPD). The candidate will provide support the immunization services in line with WHO Myanmar Country Cooperative Strategy (CCS 2019-2023) and Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (2018-2030). Routine tasks are performed independently within detailed guidelines. Overall supervision is focused on the successful delivery of client oriented and efficient implementation of operational services.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The National Technical Officer will work under the direct supervision of Technical... Officer (EPI) and NPOs; and will be responsible for the following tasks:
• Assist cEPI to map training plans and schedule, designing and developing training programs for immunization trainings.
• Assist cEPI to choose training methods or activities (e.g. simulations, mentoring, on-the-job training, professional development classes) for different kinds of trainings.
• To explore up-to-date training methods and techniques; and to assist cEPI to apply these training techniques for the improvement of training programs
• To assist in the development of training materials such as modules (routine modules as well as specific modules for ethnic health organization), IEC materials and training guidelines
• To organize EPI technical trainings according to the plan
• To liaise with cEPI and interviewing BHS at all levels to identify and assess training and development needs.
• To gather feedback from trainers and trainees after each training session.
• To compile the training information and all the records related to trainings.
• To assist cEPI in the activities related to increase coverage of COVID-19 vaccination and revitalization of routine immunization particularly among peri-urban and migrant population, in line with WHO Myanmar Country Cooperative Strategy (CCS 2019-2023).
• To participate in the strengthening of health service systems to enable the provision of universal health care, in line with Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (2018-2030).
• Perform any other additional duty that may be assigned by WR Myanmar.
• To submit assignment report quarterly

Work Relations and Partnerships

The National Technical Officer (NTO) constantly provides technical support to cEPI in planning, implementation and evaluation of the immunization related trainings. The NTO collaborates with other partners such as cEPI, UNICEF, UNOPS, PATH and others for the quality trainings and preparation of training modules and documents. The NTO serves as a coordinator for the EPI related trainings which will be conducted at central level and also serves as a trainer for the S/R and township level trainings.

Impact of functions

NTO plays a key role in strengthening immunization system through delivery of immunization related trainings. NTO ensures to implement the planned trainings timely and effectively; and to develop training materials. NTOs also ensures to provide support to follow up the conducting of the cascade trainings at state/region and township level.


Educational background

Essential: First university degree in Medicine, Health or Health-related sciences, biological sciences

Desirable: Post graduate degree in Public Health and/ or related fields.

Professional experience

• At least 2 years of professional experience in the field of Immunization programme, especially experience in training the staff. Able to work independently and take initiative.
• Proven work experience as a Training Coordinator, Trainer, Training Facilitator, or similar role

• Hands-on experience coordinating multiple training events in a corporate setting
• Experience with e-learning platforms

Other skills/knowledge:
• Strong communication skills
• Extensive knowledge of instructional design theory and implementation
• Adequate knowledge of learning management systems and web delivery tools
• Familiarity with traditional and modern job training methods and techniques
• Advanced organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments
• Proven ability to complete full training cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate)

Language Skills

Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Myanmar.

• Teamwork
• Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
• Communication
• Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
• Ensuring the effective use of resources.

Additional Information
• This Vacancy Notice may be used to fill similar positions at the same level.
• Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
• A written test and interviews will be used as a form of screening
• WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
• WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
• WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
• This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
• In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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• Any extension of appointment would be subject to programmatic requirements, performance of the incumbent and availability of funds.
• Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
• Salary will be paid with MMK Converted in local currency at the official prevailing exchange rate at the time
Naypyidaw Myanmar (Burma)

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